Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone With 8.7- Megapixel PureView Camera Available May 16 For $99.99 On Contract

Posted: May 10, 2013 in Gadgets, GT, Mobile

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Nokia has officially pulled back the curtain on the
Lumia 928 Windows Phone 8 device, which
advertises its PureView camera as its marquee
feature. The new flagship phone offers an 8.7-
megapixel rear-facing camera, which boasts optical
image stabilization for better low-light photography and more stable pics overall. The new phone has wireless charging and NFC, as
did its predecessor, and comes with a 4.5-inch OLED
display, which has a 1280 x 768 display with 334PPI,
the same as the Lumia 920. Overall, the phone looks
to be fairly similar to that device, with Nokia
emphasizing the camera difference as its major selling point. Other stats include the same touch-sensitive tech
that can work through gloves and with long fingernails
that was introduced with the 920, a 1.5GHz dual core
Qualcomm processor, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing
camera, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
It’s also sleeker than the 920, which should be a good way to convince buyers its an upgrade from the last
one. The fact remains that Nokia is essentially just
re-skinning an existing phone, however, so it’s not
likely to upset the cart too much in terms of mobile
industry composition. Nokis is likely pushing the camera tech as the big
difference here as a way to help highlight why the 928
might appeal to Android and iPhone customers, as
the tactic of playing up the Windows Phone 8 angle
hasn’t done much in terms of attracting customers so
far. But overall this launch feels a little off-key, as the official reveal came by way of a simple press release,
wedged between Nokia events for the new Asha 501
(in Delhi) which Elop attended, and one next week,
which is definitely a Lumia event but about which not
much else is known for sure so far. Nokia is probably going to be rolling out a number of
announcements next week, which could include tablet
or phablet hardware, according to recent speculation.
They’ll still have time to hype the 928, too, but it is
unusual to see a pre-announcement like this ahead of
a big splashy press event like the one next week. The Lumia 928 goes on sale at Verizon for just $99.99 on
a two-year agreement just two days after Nokia’s
event on May 16.

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